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Joined Apr 2008
Brenda yes just got back Sunday from our cruise. Dad had a very good time. My review is under the member reviews Entry ID 105705. I have not been on computer much as I got sick at the end of the trip and it turned out to be bronchitis and conjunctivitis so the doctor wanted me not to use computer and to just rest for this week. It has been hard to stay away from computer as this is important to my single life.
The review is not much but at least I did one. Got to go close my eyes again for a bit. More later.
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Joined Sep 2011
Originally posted by beshears
bird2sea, it was good to read your reply.

Yes, as I've said, I am very thankful that I am STILL working at the age of 69. Yes, keeping up work skills is a must. I know if I no longer worked, I would lose these skills easily. Most people think I am younger, and it is HARD to look/stay that way, unless you do some type of physical exercise. Like you said walking as well as other exercises, which I try to do at least 3 times a week where I live. In fact, everyone reading this will think I am CRAZY, but I went walking after work yesterday, and it was 103 degrees. I just don't mind the heat.

I'm sorry, but I haven't read from the "beginning" everyone's replies, so I am sort of behind, but you said your dad was 98 with a good mind, that is wonderful. My father lived to be 91, and hopefully with God's help, and a fairly sound mine, I hope to do the same.

You said you live "up here,", where is that? I live in the "heart of the US," or that is what we call it, here in Kansas City, MO.

Have you left on your cruise yet, and if so, when you get back, I would like to know how the cruise went for you and your dad, or anyone else that went?

I was just sitting here reading this thread cause I recently hit 55, but then noticed you are from Gladstone MO. Used to live there, now live in Lawrence KS. I didn't realize Borden was based here. I work for that major greeting card co-if you care to send the best & life is a special occasion. It was just nice to read a post from a local.

I wish this 55+ area would be a bit more active. I enjoy chatting w/ fellow cruisers, hearing their adventures. Happy sailing all -- Annette fr Lawrence KS.
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Past Cruises:
*Splendor/Feb 26 2017- 7 days -slow cruise, missed ports.
*Freedom/Sept, 2016/W Caribbean - 7 days
*Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam - April 10,2016 Panama Canal- Full transit -19days
*Dream-April,2014/repo-9 days
*Breeze/Oct2013/E Caribbean-8 days
*Dream/Nov2012/W Caribbean-7 days
*Legend/Dec2011/W Caribbean-7 days
*Conquest/Feb 2011/W Caribbean- 7 days
*Pride/Nov 2008/Mexican Riviera- 7 days
*Valor/March 2008/E Caribbean- 7 days
*Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas/Alaska/July 2007- 7 days